Skip to comments.Strong Factory Growth Boosts Hiring (to highest level in 31 years)
Posted on 06/01/2004 8:51:58 AM PDT by zencat
U.S. manufacturing chugged to a full year of expansion in May, pushing factory hiring to its highest in 31 years, a survey released on Tuesday showed.
That is still another 2 years of school in todays world, I am already on a new degree in Electrical Engineering
2 straight years if you dont work at all, that is...
And I didnt go learn 5 more languages when I couldnt get hired in the field, I kept up with the joneses, only I never got hired again since 01
Source those numbers. Primary research, if you can -- and you can not. They are puffs of imagination, revised each month. An increase in a subset is headlined for public consumption -- feeding the media lions -- by revising a prior month's number.
BLS? That's NOT a source. Your anecdotal testimony is a better source. And on that ... I see what I have said, you see what you have said. But for an enlightenment go and compare the BLS figures for the last ten years to state income tax revenues for the same period.
Oh ... not BLS later "revised" figures. The initial contemperaneous figures that the news shows and touts play up when released.
Oh I am sorry I just quoted the Labor Department. What was I thinking? LOL! Prove to me that it is not honest. Furthermore, where do you get your reliable facts?
Oh and " anecdotal testimony "? That is like the Pot calling the Kettle black. I would love to have a good spirited debate. Nevertheless, you have been immature, sophomoric, and condescending to say the least. I pull reliable sources (that just about everyone in the world use) to back up what I am saying, and you just ramble on how its a not a good source (No factual proof by the way).
Do you honestly believe there is some mass conspiracy involving many people to deceive the entire United States and investors World wide? Where do you get this garbage? Perhaps you have seen too many Oliver Stone movies? You need to read the Wall Street Journal, and get out of fantasy land. LOL!
There are more people working today then ever in the history of this country. Home ownership is at an all time high. Interest rates have been low, and inflation for the most part has been in check. We have had the dot com implosion, Corporate scandal, and 911. I am amazed our economy is doing as well as it is considering all the turmoil.
"for an enlightenment go and compare the BLS figures for the last ten years to state income tax revenues for the same period."
Can you source that?
Oh yeah its a huge conspiracy. LOL!
Lead a dry horse to water, still he can't be made to drink.
Do I NOT believe in grand conspiracies. No. But Charles Ponzi, the economic scientist, he proved something. And HE is due a Nobel Prize as much as if not more than a Princeton mathematician or two for his work in the field.
Either you're a story teller, or a simple dope.
My son graduated from Penn State last year with an engineering degree and immediately snagged a $60k (plus great benefits) a year job with a Fortune 500 company. (They gave him a $5,000 signing bonus, even)
Now, I love my son dearly, but he certainly is no engineering genius more so than other graduates. In fact, he even turned down several other jobs cause he didn't want to travel too far.
So whatever it is you THINK you are doing in seeking a job, you are doing it wrong, my friend.
PS: Each and every one of my son's friends also got a good paying job with top companies after graduating.
One was hired by Coca Cola marketing, another was immediately hired as a high school teacher in Pennsylvania, and a third got an accounting job at $50K per year, and is already moving up to a better paying position with another company.
No, your son is a child with a 4 year degree and he is NOT in Connecticut!
I have a 2 year degree, 6 years experience, working on a 2nd degree, re-trained many times, updated my skills many times, 44 years old, and not one offer in 3 years up here or any state where I have forwarded my resume.
So, I guess you are the dope, then. Because I have been trying. Companies hire children over adults all the time, children can be forced into the company mold much easier than us who have been in manufacturing for our adult life.
"I am a degreed engineer, and the only job I was offered so far....."
Using some "engineering" reasoning, one might conlude you are searching for a degreed engineering job, in a low-degreed engineering job locale.
I have ancestors down through the centuries, that moved to overcome similar mismatches, between thier aspirations, and their local opportunities.
Go west. Go south. Home ownership in America is at an all time high.
Somebody designed, financed, built, sold, insured, landscaped, repairs, polices those homes.
Mechanical engineering is broad enough, to allow you some industry changing.
The same in Houston, TX the Help Want ads are ever so thin. When I see them beefed up then I will believe.
Hey, good point. Write your political commie and have them make the minimum wage $100, that'll fix it right up.
Bet they're all burger flipping jobs anyway.
But then, the price of everythig else would go up!
"Money and Trade Considered"
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